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Simple Pleasures, Regained [Apr. 11th, 2004|12:15 pm]
Young Geoffrey
Today is my "Saturday". It's been lovely. I'd forgotten just how pleasurable CBC Radio is on Sunday, from world affairs with Michael Enright, to Stuart MacLean's oddly compelling down-home story-telling, to the deeply thoughtful spiritualism of "Tapestry", it is at once soothing and intellectually bracing. Good radio is truly a wonderful thing.

All right, I'm off to write an email to someone I spoke to at the office yesterday. As we were finishing up with her email settings, she asked if I was looking for another job. "We can use good people," she said.

As my calls might at any time be "monitored for call-quality assurance", I hemmed and hawed, but agreed to drop her a line. I wonder what might come of it ...
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[User Picture]From: offermeescape
2004-04-12 02:12 pm (UTC)
So many people don't like CBC Radio and I can't figure out why. I'm in Radio Broadcasting and everyone there despises it. Fuck, it's good radio. Just because they're not trying to sell you crap you don't need or providing you with "infotainment".. people think it's crap. :(
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2004-04-13 04:55 am (UTC)
I was shocked (and, for once, not appalled but delighted) to learn that "Metro Morning" is Toronto's #1 rated drive show! When I first read that, I couldn't help but wonder if I had died and awoken in a better world.

Speaking of "Metro Morning", I took a shine to Andy Barry almost as soon as he took over hosting it. I mentioned him to my mum (who worked for CBC Radio for 15 or so years, along with previous gigs in private radio and she told me that she remembered when he first came to Canada as a young draft dodger, back in the late 60s in Montreal.

"Oh!" she said, "Little Andy Barrie ..."

Small world, and all that ...
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